Videos


Change the Way You Think About Age!

Madeline Scotto - 101, Ida Keeling - 100, Lilian Pollak - 100 and Maude Pettus- 101 are sharing their stories, their views on ageing and their plans for the future in an inspiring video! Prepared for the International Day of Older Person, October 2015.

You think you know what it means to be 100 years old?  Meet centenarians who have busy, fulfilling lives and set goals for themselves. This video is inspired by the work of the Gray Panthers and the NGO Committee on Ageing in New York, and produced by the office of the Focal Point on Ageing at the United Nations. It is an illustration that older persons are a resource, not a burden. Please “Like” it on YouTube. It may bring a smile to your day.

International Women’s Day 2013

Special event - Pat Brownell's presentation

8 Mar 2013 - Commemorative meeting on the theme “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” (organized by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women))

Advance video to 36 minutes to view Pat Brownell's International Women's Day presentation.


Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

In November 2010, the General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish a United Nations working group on the human rights of older persons.


The Feasibility of a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons - Maria Luz Melon, First Secretary, Mission of Argentina to the United Nations


The Feasibility of a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons - Zahid Rastam, Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations


The Feasibility of a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons - Bertin Babadoudou, Permanent Mission of Benin to the United Nations





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